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Umberto Eco and Gary Radford in the Manhattan apartment of Erica Jong
October 17, 2002
Photograph by Marie Radford

On October 17, 2002, I received a phone call out of the blue from none other than Dr. Umberto Eco, the world famous semiotician and novelist. Dr. Eco said he had picked up a copy of my book On Eco in the bookstore of Harvard University, and that he would like to meet with me to talk about it further. You can read the story of what happened below.

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